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emergency teams are looking for survivors after a typhoon hit the philippines. more than 400 people are believed to be missing. the powerful typhoon battered the country back on tuesday, killing 500 people. evacuation centers are packed with thousands who lost their homes. the philippines government and volunteer groups are rushing in emergency food and supplies. >>> we should know in the next day or two whether software company founder john mcafee will have to return to belize to answer questions about his neighbor's murder. right now mcafee is in custody in guatemala, where he was arrested earlier in the week for entering the country illegally. his lawyers have filed an emergency appeal to keep him from leaving guatemala. mcafee claims his life is in danger in belize because he has danger with political corruption. >>> time is 6:18. the news is getting worse for hockey fans. after three days of progress, the nhl season is back on thin ice. all week players and owners seem to be moving toward resolving the now 83-day long lockout, but after meeting for just an hour yesterday and an
the southern philippines on wednesday. government officials say another 400 people are missing. 78 of the dead include villagers and soldiers who were killed in a flash flood which swamped two emergency shelters and a military camp. >>> president obama is expected to ask congress for $50 billion to aid in the hurricane sandy relief effort. the late october storm was one of the worst ever to hit the northeastern section of the country. in maryland on the eastern shore, you can still find plenty of debris strewn around. homeowners say they're still working to repair the damage and are waiting for any form of federal aid. >>> a washington tradition continues tonight with the lighting of the national christmas tree on the ellipse. >> it's a brand new tree. the first family will light it around 5:00 p.m. this year's display features 56 trees, including one from each state, the territories and the district. it's the 90th year for the event. the organizers are expected more than 20,000 people for the show. we will bring you the tree lighting ceremony live right here on wusa9 at 5:00 p.m. >>> coming u
in florida and then in thailand. he was finally caught while trying to enter the philippines without a proper i.d. scheduled to be arraigned in new york next month. >>> today drivers in d.c. can put a little more pedal to the metal. why the decision, patricia, was made. here we go, to increase the speed limit. >> reporter: new york avenue, one of the businessiest roads in and out of the district, the speed limit unchanged until now until now. a pla known for speed cameras. >> i know how to get by them. keep the speed limit down. >> reporter: at mid might tuesday the changes were official. using speed camera day tag vdot was able to conclude the speed limit on four of the roads could be increase. >> governor determined it was not a hazard to raise it, then i think it is great. get the traffic flow moving better. >> reporter: many of the drivers we talked to said any increase is better than no increase but it left some other drivers wanting more. since the speed limit increase across the power roads was by five miles an hour. >> i think that they should go up more than five miles an hour to get
and the philippines, and expanding our mil-to-mil dialogue and exchanges with china. we are also enhancing our presence and capabilities in the region. that includes reality the naval fleet -- reallocating the naval fleet to achieve a 60-40 split between the pacific and atlantic oceans. hopefully will do that by 2020. increasing army and marine presence in the region, after iraq and afghanistan. locating our most advanced aircraft in the pacific, including the deployment of f-22's and the in the 22 ospreys in japan. and laying the groundwork for the first overseas deployment of the f-35 joint strike fighter in 2017. the third element of our strategy is that as we do force projection in the asia-pacific and in the middle east, we still have to maintain our global leadership and presence. i building innovative partnerships and partner capacity across the globe, and using these innovative rotational deployments as a way to do exercises and training with other countries, developing their capabilities so they can help provide for their own security. in latin america, in africa, in europe and elsewh
from a typhoon in the southern philippines climbed to more than 370 today. nearly 400 others are still missing since the storm hit tuesday. rescue workers in the hardest- hit compostela valley province battled surging flood waters again today, to reach survivors. most of their homes were demolished, along with just about everything else. >> ( translated ): since i was born, this has never happened here. when i came back here yesterday, i cried because of what i saw. you can see our hills, everything is gone. 100% of the crops are gone. >> sreenivasan: the typhoon is now swirling over the south china sea. it's expected to break up by the weekend. washington state is now the first state in the nation where recreational use of marijuana, by adults, is legal. the new law was approved by voters last month, and took effect at midnight. in seattle, about 100 people marked the occasion by smoking joints beneath the city's iconic space needle. technically, doing that in public remains against the law. marijuana is still illegal under federal law. but the justice department has not said if it wi
and is considering taking legal action against the radio station. >>> in the philippines, the death toll is climbing after a powerful typhoon lashed parts of the south pacific. this morning the number of deaths climbs to 350 and about 400 people are still missing. many of the dead and unaccounted for are from the southern parts of the nation. in one area, about 80 villagers and soldiers died if a flash flood that swamped two emergency shelters. a national weather service in the u.s. is reconsidering how they're issuing warnings. they're considering a new plan even if storms are no longer a hurricane or tropical storm. some have criticized the national hurricane center because it stopped issuing hurricane warnings after sandy's wind speeds dropped, which many have said caused people to disregard the danger of storm. meantime, the senate transportation committee will hold a meeting today to discuss thousand storm damaged transportation. >>> meantime, the district is about to get more help from the federal government for sandy cleanup. president obama has declared a major disaster in d.c. he ordered fe
off the coast of south korea. the second stage of the rocket would fall in the philippines or near the philippines. a satellite is light weight compared to a one ton nuclear war head, but a lot of technology used to put a satellite in orbit is the same technology you can use to develop long range ballistic missiles. >> because that failed launch in april, what, it stayed in the air less than a minute or so, are they basically trying to do the same thing now that they failed to do then? >> there's a lot of speculation about that and a lot of experts think that this is a very quick turn around. that launch lasted, went so quickly, there was very little chance to learn much of anything from it. there's a possibility there was one failed part that the north koreans identified. some speculate that they timed their launches in accordance with certain events. in this case, we're coming up on the one year anniversary of the death of kim john-il, so that could be a motivator for this. but a lot of experts say because of the technology involved and the difficulty in getting the launches to s
in the philippines. the typhoon killed nearly 600 people in the southern part of the country. the storm went out to sea but made a u-turn and is now threatening the country's northwest. the storm could bring heavy rain, strong winds and possible landslides in the mountains. >>> this week several bands will hold a benefit concert for those affected by hurricane sandy. 60s for 12-12-12 concert at madison square garden already sold out. ticket sales are benefiting the robin hood foundation. however, there is some controversy over scalpers making a profit to see top performers. >> it's a charity event, to benefit the victims. when you buy those tickets, up, they're already sold, so you're not doing anything to help the victims. >> sellers listing tickets have the option to donate their proceed sees to the fund among other charities. stub hub says they've raised $500,000 in service fees and commissions already. >>> there's backlash from new york city marathon which organizers canceled because of sandy. there's frustration among would-be runners if they can automatically run in next year's race. >> re
rescued a florida man on a disabled yacht. he and three others were towing the yacht from the philippines when the tow rope broke. >>> a senator from idaho is apologizing this morning after he was arrested over the weekend for driving drunk. mike crapo has said previously he does not drink. >>> there's no evidence this morning we don't feel good about the economy. a new abc news/"washington post" poll finds that three-quarters of americans say we're in a recession. half are optimistic about the new year, but that's the least in a decade. >>> santa is ready to leave the secret workshop location in the north pole. there are two places two track him online. norad and for the first time, google. >>> finally, a police officer is being called a hero this morning after rescuing a drowning woman. he did it under the absolute worst conditions an against all odds. it takes protect and stoerve a whole new level. this cell phone video shows boston police officer edward norton jumping into frigid waters to rescue a drowning woman. he was weighed down by his bullet-proof vest but says, he didn't think
. >>> parts of the southern philippines is in sham belled after a typhoon hammered the country. the number will probably get higher because hundreds of people are still missing. 250,000 people are now homeless, and relief workers say many of them are in desperate need of water, food, and shelter. >>> in thailand a man who used to lead the government could be put to death for a deadly crackdown on protesters. reuters reporting that the former prime minister has been charged with ordering troops to use real bullets on anti-government demonstrators back in 2010. officials say he and his deputy are responsible for the deaths of dozens of civilians. now, if convicted they could face the death penalty or life in prison. >>> well, schools, new homes, and water wells, this village really getting an upgrade with the help of this man. he work as a concierge of d.c. with the help of powerful people in his building, he is able to give back to his hometown in africa. we'll talk with him next. and a choice. ritis n take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just
protect them from future storms. >>> the president of the philippines declared a state of emergency after visiting some of the hardest hit areas by the typhoon. helicopter footage shows the damage. the storm wiped out entire villages of 600 people dead and another 600 still missing. officials say that rescue operations have suffered a set back mostly because the survivors are just to shocked to help. there is also concern of food and water. >> yesterday marked the anniversary of pearl harbor and many paused to remember that day. in hawaii there was a moment of silence followed by a fly over at the time when the bombing started. the surprise attack by the japanese killed 2400 people and was the start of the united states involvement in world war ii. >>> in alameda pearl harbor survivors took part in a ceremony. i 21 gun salute honored the survivors and memories still fresh for those who were still there. one was on the west virginia during the attack. >> i felt six torpedoes hit the port side of the ship. >> it also included a wreath laying ceremony to pay tribute to those who were ki
fought to honor the veterans who served the commonwealth army of the philippines on the side of the united states during world war ii. because of a law passed in 1946, their service was not recognized. they were denied access to health care, given only half of the disability and death compensation of other u.s. veterans, so senator inouye changed that. over the years he secured nearly $200 million in compensation for filipino veterans, and he fought to grant filipino veterans the same access to u.s. veterans and v.a. hospitals as are other veterans. senator inouye's strong sense of honor and justice drove him to fight for the recognition of these veteran services. he was fond of saying, quote, "justice is just a matter of continuing education." end quote. and for that reason, he also made sure that injustices endured by u.s. citizens and permanent residents of japanese an ssess century during world war ii were never forgotten. he led passage of the civil liberties act of 188, which acknowledged -- 1988, which acknowledged their forced internment and provided compensation for
a powerful typhoon bopha struck the southern philippines, but the death toll has climbed beyond 375, and hundreds of people are still missing there. survivors include a 3-year-old child pulled from under a crumbled house and a man who lived for two days eating nothing but coconut. >>> kate, the pregnant duchess of cambridge left the hospital where she was being treated for severe morning sickness. michelle kosinski is in london with the latest. good morning to you, michelle. >> reporter: after at least four days of this severe, relentless form of morning sickness, she now feels well enough to return home. and prince william has been at her side every day. today they left together. kate looking a bit tired but managing a smile and holding roses that the staff had given her. the palace says she will now head to kensington palace for rest. they want to thank the staff at the hospital for the care and treatment the duchess has received. >> thanks. >>> and now for a look at what's trending today. our quick round-up of what has you talking online. 110 lucky canadians will soon be smelling
indonesia, thailand and the philippines in october, i was reminded of the economic vitality of southeast asia and the fact that the ten countries comprising asean represent now the fourth largest export market of the united states. these countries are center stage to the circumstances with china. we must stand firm with our friends throughout asia and actively pursuit prospects for free trade and open sea lanes and other policies that will strengthen america's economic growth. more broadly, we face the specter of global resource constraints, especially deficiencies of energy and food that can stimulate conflict and deepen poverty. we have made startling gains in domestic energy production but we remain highly vulnerable still to our dependency on oil. and perhaps equally important, even if we are able to produce more energy at home, we cannot isolate ourselves from energy-driven shocks to the global economy. in other words, we have to cooperate with other nations in improving the global system of manufacturing and moving energy supplies. currently, a key to this is helping to ensure the
it -- and partners such as singapore and the philippines and expanding our dialogue and -- in exchanges with china. we are also an handed our presence and capabilities in the region. that includes -- expanding our presence and capabilities in the region. that includes allocating our naval fleet to have a 60/40 s plit between the pacific and atlantic oceans, increasing army and marine presence in the region. locating our most advanced aircraft in the pacific, including new deployments of f- 22's and the mv22's to japan. and lay the groundwork for the first overseas deployment of the f-35 joint strike fighter. the third element of our strategy is that as we do force projection in the asia-pacific and middle east, we still have to maintain our global leadership and presence by building innovative partnerships and partner capacity across the globe and using these innovative rotational deployment as a way to do exercises and training with other countries, developing their capabilities so they can provide for their own security. in latin america, africa, europe, and elsewhere. the past decade of war has
know your initiative is known as the partisanship. i will never forget in the philippines, your efforts on the floor -- you had this amazing ability and sense of purpose in finding common ground and reaching out to people on both sides of the aisle. every member of the committee has joined in presenting new resolution, and i just want to read, just the introduction. to route his 36 years in the united states senate, richard lugar has served indiana and the united states with grace, distinction, and testing, and will have many more contributions to the nation that he reveres. we want to present this to you. [applause] >> thank you. thank you very much. mr. chairman, i thank you very much. i am very grateful to have this opportunity -- to have had the opportunity to serve with each and everyone of you. thank you for this special privilege. >> finally, we are also going to be losing jim webb and jim demint. jim came here and did something that very few freshmen can do a getting a major piece of legislation passed, the new gi bill. on the committee, he has been critical to our thinking abou
is a strategic ally of ours in the western pacific near guam and the philippines and indonesia. last year our defense department wrote "failure to follow through on our commitments to palau as reflected in the proposed agreement would jeopardize our defense posture in the western pacific." it's important that the u.s. demonstrate its reliability as a strategic partner in the pacific by approving this 2010 agreement with palau and meeting our commitments. i urge my colleagues to support the amendment. the presiding officer: who yields time in opposition? mr. bingaman: i'm happy to see the matter dealt with a voice vote. ms. mikulski: i move the amendment be adopted by voice. the presiding officer: if there is no further debate on the amendment, all those -- mr. cochran: the senator from mississippi. mr. sessions: i object to the voice vote. i ask for the yeas and nays. the presiding officer: is there a sufficient second? there appears to be. mr. sessions: on -- to speak on this remaining? the presiding officer: there is 30 seconds remaining in opposition. mr. sessions: madam president, this is
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